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Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied Animal Behavior
Annual Meeting - Feb 28th-Mar 1, 2003

The Forum will be limited to the first 25 people who submit an acceptable abstract. This meeting is for people who are experienced in the field, not for those wanting assistance entering the field.
Program Schedule 

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Friday Feb 28th , Saturday March 1st, (full days) 
and Sunday March 2nd (half day), 2003

Registration Deadline:  

October 13, 2002 
Please contact Dr. Hunthausen for late registration.



Embassy Suites Town Lake in Austin
300 South Congress Ave
Austin TX 78704
512-469-9000, 1-800-embassy

Hotel Info:

  • Rooms are $119.00/night for a king. We also have 5 rooms reserved at $129.00/night with 2 double beds for people who want to share a room. 

  • Room rates are guaranteed until Jan 31, 2003. Be sure to make your reservations before then and mention you are attending the IFAAB meeting.

  • Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly, calling 1-800-embassy or by internet. Rooms are suites and include full breakfast and nightly happy hour.

Site Host:

Kim Barry        Kim.Barry@ci.austin.tx.us

Travel information:


  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

  • The hotel does not have a shuttle from the airport so you'll need to use Supershuttle. The Austin Supershuttle # is 512-258-3826 or
    www.supershuttle.com. Round trip should be about $18.

Area information:

  Mardi Gras    02/28 - 03/02

  • A four-day Mardi Gras celebration brings a little bit of the Big Easy to Sixth Street with concerts, wild costumes, parades and lots of beads.


  • The registration fee covers lunches and organizing expenses.

  • Mail your registration form and a check payable to IFAAB for $50.00 (US funds) to Wayne Hunthausen.

  • One to three abstracts must be submitted in the body of an email (see below) to Wayne Hunthausen by October 13, 2002.   Please do not send as an attachment.

  • Registrations will not be accepted without an emailed abstract.  

  • Registration confirmation will be emailed.  
    Dr. Wayne Hunthausen
    4820 Rainbow Blvd
    Westwood, KS 66205    913.362.2512 

Cancellation and refunds

Full refund if cancellation is received by January 28, 2003.  
None after that date.

  • Each attendee must either give a presentation on a topic, lead a discussion, or participate on a panel.
  • The topics must be related to the field of applied animal behavior, and relevant to behavior consultants.  
  • Abstracts should be 75-300 words, have a title, be concise and in a form ready to be posted on the IFAAB website. 
  • They need not be detailed, but should contain enough information so that other attendees will have a general idea of the information that will be presented. 
  • They must be sent in the body of an email, not as an attachment. 
  • Be sure to send a/v requirements and estimated time of presentation with your abstract
  • The program committee will evaluate all submissions and notify the participants by email once they are accepted. 
Guidelines For Presentations

Length of presentation may be from 20 to 50 minutes

 Suggested presentations formats:

  • Practical applications  

  • Interesting case histories for discussion (videos encouraged)  

  • Panel discussion:  2 to 3 panel participants give a short introduction to topic and then open the discussion to the group

  • Research presentations 

  • Animal learning or ethological theory as they relate to the diagnosis or treatment of behavior problems

Be sure to send a/v requirements  and estimated time of presentation with your registration.

Suggested Presentation Topics for Meeting:

Although these topics have been suggested by the previous year's Forum attendees, you may submit other topics you think would be of particular interest to the group:

  • Unhealthy pet-person relationships

  • Pharmaco-treatment update

  • Fearful behavior, phobias, fear aggression

  • Comparative communication systems

  • Systematic approach to different treatment techniques

  • Video analysis of treatment techniques

  • Business ideas marketing, liability issues

  • Videos of separation anxiety

  • What we do on first contact by phone what do you say, what do you make sure you say (A good topic for a panel - Whoever presents on this topic might contact folks ahead of time and gather data about commonalties that could be part of the presentation)

  • Using the computer to give presentations

  • Severe, unusual cases -diagnostic treatment challenges

  • New and interesting treatment procedures

  • History taking, outcome research 

  • Equine behavior

Summary Of The Activities And Tentative Time-Frame For The 2003 MEETING 

  • June 1 - Site determined
  • June15 - Site info forwarded from site host  to John Wright for registration brochure and W Hunthausen for website
  • July 1 - Brochures proofed and returned to John for printing
  • August 1 - Registration brochures mailed
  • Oct 13 - Registration deadline
  • Oct 14- 22 - Abstracts sent by email to the program committee.
  • Oct 22 - Program committee begins to evaluate abstracts.
  • Nov 11 - Applicants notified by email that their applications are complete.
  • Nov 12 - Committee begins to design a tentative program. The committee communicates with applicants for which there are questions to work out acceptable abstracts.
  • Nov 15 - Program committee finalizes program
  • Nov 20 - Final approval of program.
  • Nov 25 - Applicants notified that their abstracts (and which ones) have been accepted.
  • Dec 12 - Program committee sends final  program  with a list of equipment requirements to W Hunthausen for posting on website.